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LCSO: Carjacker arrested after being caught in vehicle with stolen gun

Posted at 12:40 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 12:40:08-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A carjacking suspect is back behind bars after deputies say he was caught in Tallahassee driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in South Florida.

According to The Leon County Sheriff's Office, on Thanksgiving morning around 8 a.m deputies were working in the area of Highway 90 near Geddie Road.

While patrolling the area, deputies noticed a grey Toyota Corolla that had been taken in a carjacking in Miami-Dade County just days earlier.

LCSO along with the Tallahassee Police Department proceeded to conduct a felony stop on the vehicle on Tharpe Street near Max Drive.

Deputies say the driver, 35-year-old Angel Duran, refused to get of the car and threatened to commit suicide.

Duran was eventually persuaded to exit the car by a TPD officer.

He was immediately arrested and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility.

During a search of the car, deputies found a gun that had been reported stolen to Miami-Dade police.

Documents note Duran was on state probation after having served 15 years for armed robbery.